East Baton Rouge Parish residents can drop off household hazardous materials for safe disposal at the Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Memorial Stadium, 1702 Foss St., according to a city-parish news release.
City-Parish Recycling Director Susan Hamilton emphasized that this event is only for the collection of residential hazardous materials, and will not accept materials generated by businesses or other commercial sources, or from people who live outside East Baton Rouge Parish.
All vehicles entering the drop-off site will be stopped to verify that the occupants are East Baton Rouge residents. In addition, the items to be dropped off will be examined to verify that they are among the household hazardous materials permitted to be accepted.
The following household hazardous materials will be accepted: fertilizers, pool chemicals, insecticides, pesticides, gasoline, cleaning products, latex and oil paint and paint products, automobile tires, auto products including used oil, antifreeze, brake fluid, diesel, oil and fuel filters; cooking oil; fluorescent tubes, ballasts and compact fluorescent bulbs; lead acid, nickel-cadmium and alkaline batteries; stereos and televisions. To be accepted, liquids should be in labeled, closed containers that hold five gallons or less.
Items that will not be accepted include: ammunition, explosives, fireworks, non-residential waste, radioactive devices (smoke detectors and fire detectors), large gas cylinders containing helium, acetylene or Freon, Styrofoam peanuts, school lab waste, fire extinguishers, appliances (white goods) or furniture, copiers, construction or demolition debris, asbestos-containing building materials, biomedical hazardous material, computers, computer monitors, fax machines and computer components.